CODEPINK Protests 'Killer Drones' at Senate Office Building

CODEPINK Protests 'Killer Drones' at Senate Office Building

Photo by Bill Hughes.
Photo by Bill Hughes.

On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2013, activists from CODEPINK, a Peace & Justice organization, staged a demonstration in the Atrium of the U.S. Senate Hart Office Building, in Washington, D.C. In its press release, CODEPINK said it organized the action to show the growing grassroots opposition to the use of “killer drones and doubts about John Brennan.” Brennan is currently under consideration by the Congress for the post of CIA Director. Speaking on camera is Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK. As for background on the “Killer Drones,” check out this article in Rolling Stones. Ms. Benjamin is the author of a book on "Killer Drones":

On the evening of Feb. 21, 2013, a “prison chic”-styled party—aka “Prison Reception”—was held at the au courant Hays-Adams Hotel, in Washington, D.C., only blocks from the ex-Constitutional Law Professor Barack Obama’s White House. The honoree was John Kiriakou, an ex-CIA agent. John dared to tell the American people the whole truth about torture, to wit: waterboarding. Result: He got socked with a 30-month sentence to a federal slammer which requires wearing daily an orange jump suit. Click here to learn more about this latest miscarriage of justice. The gala party was co-hosted by the Fresh Juice Party/CODEPINK.